Parvovirus B19 Infection (Fifth Disease/ Slapped Face)

There is one confirmed case of slapped face at school in the Reade Building.

Infection caused by parvovirus B19 generally causes only a mild illness. However if a pregnant woman is infected, the infection may be transmitted to the foetus. A pregnant woman who has had exposure to the virus should seek the advice of the doctor managing her pregnancy.

Spread of infection is by direct or indirect connection with airbourne droplets from coughing or sneezing..

Incubation period is 4-14 days though may be up to 20 days. Once a rash appears, the sufferer is no longer infectious.

For more information, please read the information below from the “You’ve got What?” book.

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Parent information session – Follow up resources

On Wednesday 10th May, we had a parent information session titled, “The effects of food on children’s behaviour and learning”. This was organised by the Education Sub-Committee, a very involved and committed group of parents looking to provide further learning opportunities to our school community.

The workshop was presented by Natalie Parletta and we had a great turn out for a cold night! It was an intriguing presentation and many attendees have requested further information.

Attached below are some of the web links provided by Natalie along with a PDF version of her presentation on the night. This has all been provided with Natalie’s consent.

Sue Dengate Food Intolerance Network: www.fedup.com.au

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy/

Joan Breakey Food Intolerance Pro: http://foodintolerancepro.com/

Ellyn Satter Institute: http://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/

CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids: http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6175.htm

Get your kids to eat everything – The French Way: http://www.parenting.com/article/get-your-kids-eat-everything

Natalie Parletta School presentation 2017- PDF

YEAR 7 parents – ED 176 forms due back tomorrow

A final reminder to all parents of current Year 7 students all ‘Enrolment Forms for Year 8’ forms must be returned by TOMORROW (Friday May 26th) and will then be collated and submitted to DECD.

Irrespective of whether your child is going to private schooling, interstate, overseas etc these forms need to be returned with this information.

It is vitally important that we stick to this timeline. Thanks in anticipation of your attendance to this matter.

If parents are seeking a sibling right enrolment to an ‘out of school zone’ application, you must attach a copy of the older sibling’s current Student Photo ID to the application. I

If your child has been accepted to a particular school, please make sure you tick the corresponding box and attach the acceptance letter.

**Year 7 parents** ED 176 forms due back BY FRI 26/05 (this week)

A reminder to all parents of current Year 7 students – all ‘Enrolment Forms for Year 8’ – forms must be returned by Friday May 26th (end of week 4, term 2) and will then be collated and submitted to DECD. Irrespective of whether your child is going to private schooling, interstate, overseas etc these forms need to be returned with this information. It is vitally important that we stick to this timeline. Thanks in anticipation of your attendance to this matter.

Also, if parents are seeking a sibling right enrolment to an ‘out of school zone’ application, you must attach a copy of the older sibling’s current Student Photo ID to the application. If your child has been accepted to a particular school, please make sure you tick the corresponding box.